Hope. Empowerment. Recovery. Promoting Growth and Accessibility of Peer Support. April 30-May 2, 2014
April 30-May 2, 2014
Venue: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
Organizer: Peer Support Accreditation and Certification Canada
Hope. Empowerment. Recovery.
Promoting Growth and Accessibility of Peer Support
April 30 – May 2, 2014!
Canada’s first National Conference on Peer Support (NCPS). Keynotes have been scheduled, speakers have been selected, and exhibits are being planned. A wide spectrum of topics related to peer support within clinical sites, community organizations and workplaces will be included.
This conference is hosted by Peer Support Accreditation and Certification Canada (PSACC) in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, and is sponsored by Sun Life Financial. Learn more.
New Keynote, David Goldbloom!
The National Conference on Peer Support is pleased to announce a new keynote speaker, Dr. David Goldbloom, Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Senior Medical Advisor for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Dr. Goldbloom’s talk, titled “Peer Support: a strategic priority for mental health in Canada” will focus on the MHCC’s commitment to Peer Support and the various ways the Commission has supported this important field of work.
In David’s words, “Recovery is a pillar of the national mental health strategy created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada; peer support availability and accreditation is one of the strategy’s recommendations for action. Peer support can and must play an important role in recovery – both as a hope and a reality.”
Dr. Goldbloom joins our other keynotes, Stéphane Grenier, Patricia Deegan, Karen Liberman and Roméo Dallaire. Read Bios.
The conference is only a few months away! So register now to learn more about this promising best practice in mental health care, to network with others from across Canada and around the world, and to share your thoughts on “Hope. Empowerment. Recovery: Promoting Growth and Accessibility of Peer Support” . Learn More.
Preliminary Conference Program
The conference committee has put together a preliminary program of events for the conference. Please note: this is a tentative schedule and may change. Please click here to download your copy.
Information about travel, accommodations and how to secure your own funds for the conference can all be found within the document, or you can click here for more information.
The conference is to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. Visit the website for travel and accommodation information.
Register now to learn more about this promising best practice in mental health care, to network with others from across Canada and around the world, and to share your thoughts on “Hope. Empowerment. Recovery: Promoting Growth and Accessibility of